Recorded by pioneer of film sound design, Ann Kroeber, the Ann’s Animals library showcases a unique variety of animal sounds and vocalizations. Including common, wild, and exotic creatures – ranging from pigs and frogs to capuchin monkeys, caribou and more – this special collection is equally useful and inspiring for practical sound editing and creative sound design.
Animal recordings play a significant role in Kroeber’s sonic legacy, and she is widely celebrated for her natural approach and incredibly expressive results. Her sense of presence with the animals and finely tuned listening shines through in these sounds – from the gentle, subtle breaths and purrs of cheetahs to a sprawling chorus of jungle frogs. Create thoughtful and powerful creature designs with these characteristic animal roars, shrieks, snorts, cries, buzzes, and more.
Following the acclaimed sound libraries Cinematic Winds, Industrial Sounds with Soul, Stallion, and Beautiful Bugs, Ann’s Animals is the fifth exclusive release by Pro Sound Effects curated from Sound Mountain: Kroeber’s venerable private recording collection created over decades of film sound work with her late husband, Alan Splet. Kroeber has since worked on or supplied sounds for film, television, and games - including 6 movies that won an Academy Award® in sound, and 7 additional nominations.
Each sound file in this library is embedded with rich, detailed metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with descriptions that that go beyond the literal to detail the emotional power of these unique recordings.
“Ann Kroeber has a unique ability to provide one-of-a-kind sound effects. Both as a recordist, and as the knowledgeable gatekeeper of a vast, renowned library, Ann has given me great sounds that lead to great ideas.”
Winner of 7 Academy Awards® in sound
“Ann’s amazing animal recordings are truly unique. I’ve used several in my projects for both actual animals and scary monsters as well as elements in big effects design. Ann’s sounds are always extremely evocative, powerful and textured."
Peter Albrechtsen, MPSE
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Thelma
“For me, it’s not about recreating reality. It’s about what else the sound can convey. That’s a quality I like about Ann’s sounds - you get a feeling that each sound is about much more than what it actually represents.”
Martin Stig Andersen
Game Sound Designer & Composer (INSIDE, LIMBO)